Scientists have discovered how fungi affect cancer

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) — Japanese scientists from Tohoku University have found that eating mushrooms regularly reduces the risk of developing prostate cancer.

Scientists for a long time monitored the health of more than 36 thousand men aged 40 to 79 years. As part of the study, men were asked to fill out a questionnaire, which included questions about lifestyle, diet and the presence of mushrooms in it, as well as physical activity and bad habits.

The results of the study showed that regular consumption of mushrooms reduces the risk of developing prostate cancer.

This is especially true for men aged 50 years and older, whose diet consisted of meat and dairy products with limited consumption of fruits and vegetables.

Commenting on the findings of colleagues, associate professor of the Department of Epidemiology at Tohoku University, Shu Zhang also recalled that mushrooms are a source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.


This article is written and prepared by our foreign editors writing for OBSERVATORY NEWS from different countries around the world – material edited and published by OBSERVATORY staff in our newsroom.

Our Standards, Terms of Use: Standard Terms And Conditions.

OBSERVATORY NEWS — Breaking news source, real-time coverage of the world’s events, life, politics, business, finance, economy, markets, war and conflict zones.

Contact us: [email protected]

Stay connected with News Observatory and Observatory Newsroom, also with our online services and never lost the breaking news stories happening around the world.

Support The OBSERVATORY from as little as $1 – it only takes a minute. Thank you.

We are NEWS OBSERVATORY — the only funding and support we get from people – we are categorically not funded by any political party, any government somewhere or from any grouping that supports certain interests – the only support that makes OBSERVATORY possible came from you.